After years of stonewalling, Bill Cosby will speak—under oath—and on the record—again. This time, his testimony will be compelled by the manicured hands of former supermodel Janice Dickinson, who just secured the right to depose him sometime this month.
“The next morning I woke up, and I wasn’t wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out that I had been sexually assaulted by this man,” she told ET last November. “Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs.”
At the time of her disclosure, Dickinson had no legal claim against Cosby because the statute of limitations on his alleged sexual assault had already run.
That is, until Cosby unwittingly handed Dickinson a legal gift: He issued a statement through his former attorney, the Los Angeles powerhouse Marty Singer, calling Dickinson a liar.
Now Dickinson, who is suing Cosby for defamation, will get to question both men to determine if they knew or should have known Cosby’s statement was false. The judge ruled both depositions should occur by Nov. 25, the New York Times reports.
Cosby’s new legal team, headed by former Assistant Attorney General Monique Pressley, say they intend to appeal the ruling.